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ABOUT THIS PODCAST

The modern engineer is involved in fascinating projects indeed. Designing and developing the technologies and infrastructure that shape the societies we live in. The most effective and efficient engineers have many abilities besides just technical know how. What are these abilities that are vital to their success? That is what we are here to find out.
Welcome to Engineering Insights. We bring you leaders from all engineering disciplines. They share with you some of their stories; How they got to where they are today, the amazing projects that they have been involved with, lessons learned so far.
If you are an engineering student: this podcast is made for you. It can be hard figuring out in which direction to steer your career. These interviews cast a light on some of the many possible paths that are available to you. May you have the courage and determination to follow your interests. These recordings also broaden your understanding of the various engineering disciplines, organizations, and sectors – this knowledge will be useful to you when the time comes to collaborate on multidisciplinary projects. Remember: no engineer is an island. Finally, our guests share practical advice on everything from job hunting to large scale collaboration. Once in awhile, we’ll have bonus episodes that focus on certain key professional skills like how to maximize team brainstorming, or how to manage a productive meeting, or how to nail the interview, etc.
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ENJEsight media.
English
United States
20 episodes
since Nov, 2015

LATEST EPISODE

#023 – OXO Product Engineer – Becca del Monte

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Becca del Monte is a product engineer at OXO, the award-winning manufacturer of cooking tools and housewares. Becca is a graduate of the Stanford Engineering Product Design program. Connect with Becca del Monte via Linkedin. Listen to the episode on iTunes. Stream the episode below or by clicking here. Download as an MP3 by right-clicking here and choosing “save as”. Discussion timestamps: 00:26 - A passion for creation. 01:06 - An overview of OXO. 02:16 - What is the universal design principle? 03:35 - Becca's role in the design / production chain. 05:37 - Getting ready for her first business trip to China. 06:46 - Becca's interests in High School. 07:34 - Talking about the Product Design course at Stanford - combining Mech and Arts. 08:45 - Finding one's path through internships. 10:01 - Tips on how to land internships: networking with alumni. 11:20 - Studying in Berlin via the CBYX Youth Exchange. 13:08 - Early career lessons. 14:37 - A lengthy job hunt upon returning to San Francisco. 16:31 - Working at Leap Frog - designing componentized buildings. 18:31 - Balancing function and form. 20:46 - Creativity in product engineering. 23:00 - Becca's favorite OXO product. 23:44 - What is the objective of good design? 24:33 - Important qualities for success in engineering. 25:26 - Future tech to watch out for: the improvement of plastics. Leave a review on iTunes. (Much appreciated!) Episode leading picture courtesy of OXO. Stream the episode here:
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